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Construction workers clear land for new Plaza

Construction workers tear down residences and surrounding trees on Monday at the corner of Broadway and Stadium Boulevard to make way for a new office building.

Protesters outside of Wisconsin state capitol

Protesters gather outside of the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., to voice their opposition to a bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

Legislation sparks protests outside Wisconsin state capitol

Zach Miller, bottom left, a university staff employee, protests Thursday at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., against a bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

Protesters yell outside Wisconsin governor's office

Protesters of a bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers yell at the entrance to the governor's office at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis., on Thursday.

Columbia College basketball player Kandace Cross vs. Missouri Baptist

Columbia College senior Kandace Cross catches a pass from a teammate during Thursday's game against Missouri Baptist.

Columbia College basketball players embrace after scoring vs. Missouri Baptist

Columbia College's Wendell Crowder and Henrique Medeiros embrace after Medeiros scored during Thursday's game. The Cougars defeated Missouri Baptist 78-57.

Columbia College basketball player Taylor Evans vs. Missouri Baptist

Columbia College's Taylor Evans looks to pass to a teammate against the Missouri Baptist Spartans on Thursday. Evans scored 15 points during the game.

Columbia College basketball player Greg Stegeman vs. Missouri Baptist

Columbia College's Greg Stegeman defends against the Missouri Baptist Spartans during Thursday's game. Stegeman contributed 10 points in the Cougars' 78-57 win over the Spartans.

Columbia College basketball player Janita Session vs. Missouri Baptist

Columbia College's Janita Session drives down the court during the game against the Missouri Baptist on Thursday. Session scored 13 points, aiding the Cougars in their 13th consecutive victory.

Rock Bridge wrestler Josh Gaskins vs. Hazelwood Central

Rock Bridge senior Josh Gaskins works for position against Hazelwood Central senior DuShawn Fraiser during the first round of the Missouri High School State wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena. Fraiser beat Gaskins, improving his undefeated record to 36-0.

Rock Bridge wrestler Josh Braselton vs. Pattonville

Rock Bridge senior Josh Braselton tries to maintain control of Pattonville senior Jesse Farmer during the first round of the Missouri High School State wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena.

Hickman wrestler Keith Kimbrough vs. Park Hill

Hickman senior Keith Kimbrough fights to break the hold of Park Hill senior Preston Crouse on Thursday during the first round of the Missouri High School State wrestling tournament at Mizzou Arena. Crouse pinned Kimbrough three minutes and one second into the match.

MU wrestler Alan Waters vs. Iowa State

Missouri 125-pound wrestler Alan Waters, left, ties up with Iowa State's Brandon Jones in a match Feb. 13 at Mizzou Arena. Waters, the only true freshman on the Tigers' starting roster this season, is 36-4 and ranked ninth in the country in his weight class.

Brad Pitt rumor blows up Twitter

The rumor that Brad Pitt was on MU's campus went viral on social networking sites like Twitter.

Brad Pitt

The actor has appeared in numerous blockbuster films, including "Fight Club" and "Inglourious Basterds." He never made an appearance at MU on Thursday.

Brad Pitt NOT at MU

A group of students gathers outside of the MU Student Center on Thursday afternoon after rumors spread that Brad Pitt was on campus. Photos from Los Angeles clearly showed him to be in that area today and not at MU. The actor attended MU in the 1980s, but he did not graduate.

Taxi driver questions downtown taxi stand proposal

Harold Kidwell, who has been a Taxi Terry’s driver and supervisor for a little over a year, drives to pick up a passenger from Hanover Estates. Kidwell said he thinks the downtown taxi stand idea will not work, but he agreed to giving it a six-month trial run. “A problem that now exists on Broadway is simply being taken to a new location,” Kidwell said.

Late-night taxi stands could improve public safety

Keith Reid, 22, right, waits for his friends to get into the taxi with him after the bars closed on early Sunday morning on Broadway. Taxi stands are being proposed downtown to increase public safety and to reduce the crowding outside of bars when they close.

City Council considers downtown taxi stands

Taxi Terry's owner Angie Nickerson peels a taxi service price sticker from the inside of a taxi before replacing it with a new sticker that features inclement weather and special event rates. City Council will discuss whether to turn some parking spots downtown into late-night taxi stands.

Taxi stands could increase safety downtown

The interior of Taxi Terry's features an abundance of taxi memorabilia and souvenirs. City Council is considering turning some parking spots downtown into late-night taxi stands in an effort to curb congestion and promote safety.
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